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Health and Social Care

There are a variety of Health and Social Care courses available at Macclesfield College. Delivered by our expert tutors, you will gain extensive knowledge to progress within the industry.

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Academic year: 20/21


If you have dreamed of a career within healthcare or nursing then our brand new Healthcare Academy programme is for you. This prestigious and highly sought after course is run in partnership with healthcare employers and will provide opportunities for you to go straight into an apprenticeship or degree in within healthcare industry. As a result there are only 20 places available per year.

The Healthcare Academy programme (BTEC Extended Diploma in Health Studies) is aimed at providing an insight into the skills, qualities, knowledge and experience needed to enter a career in the nursing and healthcare profession. A feature of this exciting and brand new course is the integration of theory and practice through state of the art teaching and learning here at College and through a variety of work placements. This elite course will provide students with invaluable experience offering a strong platform from which to build a career in healthcare.
An integral part of the course is attending a rotation of placements at Macclesfield hospital which will offer the opportunity to develop skills further and relate theory to practice.

Academic year: 20/21

Duration: 2nd September 2020 to 24th June 2021


If you have dreamed of a career within healthcare, the CACHE Level 3 qualifications in Health and Social Care provide much of the underpinning knowledge for the National Occupational Standards in Health and Social Care/Health and consequently act as a robust introduction to both sectors.

You will benefit from studying a number of mandatory units as well as a wide range of optional units. You will also undertake a 175-hour placement which will help you gain invaluable experience in your chosen career.

This qualification will provide you with an insight into the skills, qualities, knowledge and experience needed to enter a career in the health and social care profession.

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Academic year: 20/21

Duration: 2nd September 2020 to 24th June 2021


The Level 2 Certificate in Health and Social Care covers a variety of topics that link to health and social care which will allow you to explore the sector in more detail. further learning at Level 3 and above, or assist with progression into the workplace.

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Academic year: 20/21

Duration: 2nd September 2020 to 24th June 2021


This course is split into 2 certificates.

In semester 1 you will complete Level 1 Introductory Certificate in Health and Social Care and in
semester 2 you will complete Level 1 Introductory Certificate in Caring for Children under Five.

Together these certificates will give you the opportunity to do lots of practical activities to help you to learn
to care for adults, or children, it will also help you to develop your work and life skills. The benefits of this
course gives you an insight into the potential direction you may want to take in your further education and
employment and our specialist tutors are there to support you every step of the way.

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Apprenticeship vacancies

TitleEmployer and LocationClosing Date
Apprentice Care Centre Support WorkerWoodlands, Macclesfield06/10/2020